AEDI Creates New COVID-19 Initiative to Track Virus’s Social and Economic Impact on Arkansas

The Arkansas Economic Development Institute (AEDI), based at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, has developed an interactive COVID-19 data dashboard that tracks the social and economic impact of COVID-19 on Arkansas. The dashboard will provide Arkansans access to timely and relevant information on how the virus affects their employment, mental health, food security, […]

Arkansas Unemployment: Metro vs. Rural Areas

The unemployment rate in Arkansas moved up slightly in August, to 7.4%, as it did in six of the state’s eight metro areas. Only Fort Smith and Texarkana posted declines between July and August. The “unemployment statistics seem to suggest that non-metro parts of the state showed relative improvement in August,” the state’s economic forecaster, […]

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